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Volunteers Needed for the
Miracle of Birth Center
at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair!

Already a volunteer? Make sure to download the protocols and complete communications guidlines before arriving at the Miracle of Birth Center. Just click on the links below, and print out each sheet.

The Miracle of Birth Center is celebrating its 15th year and is staffed by volunteer veterinarians from the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association, veterinary students from the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the University of Minnesota, and members of the National FFA organization. This display, the most popular attraction at the fair, educates the public on the vital role that animal agriculture and veterinary medicine plays in the state of Minnesota. With live births and newborn farm animals, including cows, pigs, chicks, sheep and ducks, the display highlights the importance of animals to our economy, health, and quality of life.

Volunteers are needed to answer questions and help in the birthing process. Many of your clients visit this exhibit, and they would be excited to see "their" veterinarian at work. This is also an excellent opportunity for large animal veterinarians to interact with students and the public, and recruit them into the large animal field. Each year our volunteers remark that this is an experience they will never forget!

Many interesting activities throughout the Fair will happen within the Nursery of Knowledge. This is the educational area within the exhibit. We will have presenters educating on Veterinary Chiropractic, Equine Dentistry and Urban Chicken Farming. VetCamp Volunteers presenting on "So You Want to Become a Vet" and a continuous looping of videos on cesarean section and veterinary diagnostic procedures and "A Day in the Life of a Veterinarian". Come check out this great addition to the exhibit!

Thursday, August 27, through Monday, September 7, 2015.

Current 2015 Miracle of Birth Center Veterinarian Volunteer Calendar

(printable version - Volunteer Sign-up Form)


Current 2015 Miracle of Birth Center Vet Student Volunteer Calendar

(printable version - Volunteer Sign-up Form)

Already signed up to volunteer? Please
read and watch before your day at the fair.
PROTOCOLS Volunteer Protocol
Media Training for Volunteers - TBD In the conference room by the bandshell.
This is a a fantastic opportunity to learn about the skills required to communicate effectively with the media and the public. Includes pizza lunch. RSVP to

Volunteer Orientation Presentation

Media/Communications Training

Common Q & A's Swine Dairy Sheep/Lambs

For a Volunteer Press Release you can send to your local papers click here
Volunteer Press Release

Please also review the volunteer communication information below. Additional questions may be asked the day of the fair.

Need Directions? Click below to view a map of the fairgrounds

Map- (See F18 for the Miracle of Birth Center Location)

Park and Ride for FREE map

THANK YOU to our 2014 Volunteers!! We wouldn't have the most popular Free exhibit at the State Fair
without your time and expertise!!!

(click image for a larger PDF version)


To volunteer call the MVMA office or download the form below, fill it out, and fax or mail to the MVMA office:

Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association

101 Bridgepoint Way, Suite 100

South St. Paul, MN 55075

651-645-7533 (p)
651-645-7539 (f)

Volunteer Training Videos


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